Spay.Neuter Road Map Conf

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Spay.Neuter Road Map Conf

  1. 1. Spay/Neuter Clinic on a Shoestring The Beauty of Simplicity
  2. 8. New Shelter with an Empty Room
  3. 9. Surgical Room
  4. 11. Local laws and logistics <ul><li>Know local veterinary laws </li></ul><ul><li>In many states vets must own hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter leases a space to a local vet ($1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter purchases veterinary equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vet purchases day to day supplies </li></ul></ul>
  5. 12. Major equipment expenses <ul><li>Used bank of cages donated </li></ul><ul><li>Used anesthesia machine $2300 </li></ul><ul><li>Autoclave $2734 </li></ul><ul><li>Used Surgery table $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery light $1045 </li></ul><ul><li>Otoscope $505 </li></ul><ul><li>Microscope $675 </li></ul><ul><li>Used pulse oximeter $475 </li></ul><ul><li>Mayo stand $95 </li></ul><ul><li>Endotracheal tubes $185 </li></ul><ul><li>Five surgery packs $1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Thoracic positioners $90 </li></ul><ul><li>Clippers blades $150 </li></ul><ul><li> $10,454 </li></ul>
  6. 13. Is that not a shoestring? $10,454
  7. 14. OK, then supplies $1,800
  8. 15. Grand Total Equipment & Supplies $12,254
  9. 16. A spay/neuter clinic doesn’t need to be overwhelming in time or expense. You can make a difference on a shoestring.
  10. 17. What do we accomplish in our 18’ X 14’ room?
  11. 18. A typical morning of shelter S/N
  12. 19. On separate days the same room is used for public low-income S/N <ul><li>Shelter front desk books surgeries, 40 per day </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter promotes/advertises s/n clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter front desk makes reminder calls to booked patients </li></ul><ul><li>Morning of surgery, one person checks in patients, has client sign simple release form and collects payment. </li></ul><ul><li>Cash only to eliminate paperwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor releases pets at end of day. </li></ul>
  13. 21. The solution is multifaceted <ul><li>According to the ED of our shelter: </li></ul><ul><li>Kitten intakes are way down… more so than in the rest of the state </li></ul><ul><li>The ED attributes this to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All animals are s/n before adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Fix ME our state-wide state-funded s/n program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our in house public spay/neuter program </li></ul></ul>
  14. 22. The little operating room has found a even a third life! Feral cat spay/neuter
  15. 23. I would like to introduce you to the entire staff of our spay/neuter clinic…

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